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24 June 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


June 15th - June 21th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:
Average temp... -43.1°C / -45.6°F
Maximum temp... -28.8°C / -19.8°F on day 19
Minimum temp... -53.7°C / -64.7°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 20.9 mph or 18.1 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid North
Maximum wind speed.......... 51 mph or 44 knots on day 17
Maximum wind direction...... Grid North
Average vectored wind....... 027 degrees at 16.1 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 694.7 mb
Highest pressure... 702.4 mb on day 19
Lowest pressure.... 687.7 mb on day 15

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10079 ft/ 3072 m
Highest physio-alt = 10339 ft/ 3151 m on day 15
Lowest physio-alt=9794 ft/ 2985 m on day 19

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 6
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 4

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

Visibility:
4 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.


Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 7
Average height of soundings.......... 94.0 mb, or 15162 meters
Highest sounding..................... 81.2 mb, or 15944 meters on day 15/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 17: The peak wind speed of 44 knots/51 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 35 knots/40 mph set in 2009.

The peak wind speed of 44 knots/51 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record for the month of June of 40 knots/46 mph set on June 22nd, 1990.

Day 18: The peak wind speed of 40 knots/46 mph broke the previous peak wind speed record of 34 knots/39 mph set in 1990.

Day 18: The temperature of -36.2°C/-33.2°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -39.5°C/-39.1°F set in 1997.

Day 19: The peak wind speed of 37 knots/43 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 2001.

Day 19: The temperature of -28.8°C/-19.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -32.1°C/-25.8°F set in 1997.

The temperature of -28.8°C/-19.8°F broke the previous maximum temperature record for the month of June of -30.1°C/-22.2°F set on June 2nd, 2013.

Day 20: The temperature of -35.9°C/-32.6°F broke the previous maximum temperature record of -37.0°C/-34.6°F set in 1961.

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